Basketball Intelligence For 5/11/23


One Key Question for Each Team Trailing 3-2
Zach Kram, The Ringer

What’s real or not during the conference semifinals?
Tim MacMahon/Kevin Pelton, Nick Freidell/Dave McMenamin/Tim Bontemps, ESPN

Welcome to the NBA’s Age of Chaos
Howard Beck, GQ

GSW 121, LAL 106

The creative ways through which the Warriors forced Anthony Davis into constant on-ball action
Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind

How the Warriors targeted Anthony Davis in switching action to beat the Lakers
Anthony Slater, The Athletic

Steph Curry hunts Anthony Davis so Draymond and Andrew Wiggins can thrive
Eric Apricot, Dub Nation HQ

Draymond Green sets tone as Warriors beat Lakers to stay alive
Kendra Andrews, ESPN

5 Takeaways
Mark Medina, Sportsnaut

5 Takeaways
Shaun Powell, NBA.com

GP2 makes ‘game-changer’ impact again
Tom Dierberger, NBC Sports

Curry finally gets help in Game 5, but his supporting cast must sustain momentum
Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports

Draymond credits stellar Game 5 to ‘earful’ from Izzo
Monte Poole, NBC Sports


Jokic Creates Space on Offense. Murray Fills It
Rob Mahoney, The Ringer

Suns facing elimination without answer for Jokic
Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic

If Nuggets role players can assemble road performance as complete as Game 5, Suns will finally set in Phoenix
Bennett Durando, Denver Post

NYK 112, MIA 103

Brunson and Grimes played all 48 minutes because the Knicks needed them to
Jared Dubin, Last Night In Basketball

Brunson’s 48 minutes of fame keep Knicks alive
Fred Katz, The Athletic

5 Takeaways
John Schuhmann, NBA.com

Knicks give home crowd something to cheer about as they force Game 6
Jake Fischer, Yahoo Sports

Heat fail to eliminate Knicks
Wes Goldberg, All U Can Heat

Barrett came up big in Knicks’ season-saving victory
Brian Lewis, NY Post

5 Takeaways
Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald

Lowry thriving in bench role
Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald


How Philly unlocked its pick-and-rolls against Boston
Rich Hofmann, The Athletic

Embiid is back in the post and feasting on the Celtics
Yaron Weitzman, Fox Sports

3 things to know as Celtics, 76ers ready for Game 6
Steve Aschburner, NBA.com

Six things the Celtics should do to keep their season alive
Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe

Harden finds sweet spot and puts Sixers on verge of conference finals
Gina Mizell, The Inquirer

HOU: Ime Udoka’s coaching book, chapter 1: Spacing, mismatches and screening
Kelly Iko/Jared Weiss, The Athletic

LAC: Clippers Offseason Questions
Law Murray, The Athletic

TOR: What can the Raptors learn from the 2022-23 playoffs?
Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic

The Toughest 2023 Offseason Decision for Each NBA Team
Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report

How Wembanyama may help each draft lottery team
Tim Reynolds, AP

Who each lottery team should take with the No. 2 pick
Ian Levy, The Step Back

Colby Jones, Scouting Report
Adam Spinella, The Box And One

Lottery prospect Brandon Miller
Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle

Lottery prospect Amen Thompson
Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle

Lottery prospect Ausar Thompson
Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle

Pre-Draft Workouts: the inside scoop on Keyonte George, GG Jackson and Cason Wallace
Rafael Barlowe, NBA Big Board

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